Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Susan Klopfer, author
The Plan
Scheduled for July, 2013 Publication

Medgar Evers, WW II veteran and former coordinator of the Mississippi NAACP who was murdered on June 12, 1963 at his Jackson home.

June 12 (Cuenca, Ecuador) -- An excerpted chapter from The Plan was released today by the eBook's author, Susan Klopfer. "This chapter was written honoring the life and death of civil rights hero, Medgar Evers, who was killed in the early hours of June 12, 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Plan, set for publication in July, is based on the murders of two gay, black lawyers and a white supremacist, former FBI agent turned private detective, Klopfer says.

"One lawyer was killed in Alabama, while the other two men were murdered in Mississippi. What secrets did they hold that got them killed? Focusing on the assassinations of Medgar Evers, President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Plan moves from Mississippi to Ecuador, as friends of these three men try to save one more life – a spouse of the murdered Montgomery lawyer."

In the chapter released today, lawyer Clinton Moore of Clarksdale is the last of these three men left standing. He recalls earlier years when his friend Joe Means was still alive:

"They had worked together and separately, trying to solve selected cold cases from the 1950s through the 1970s. Moore narrows the list of murders they'd studied, trying to determine if either he or Means had come across potentially dangerous information in their work, asking what might have triggered the murder of his friend."

Will he discover this in time to save his own life? Klopfer said Chapter 19 -- The List has been posted to Twitter and Facebook where readers will link up to "find new information about the murder of this civil rights hero."

She also has placed the chapter on her blog, The Emmett Till Blog at "where it will remain posted."

The chapter is also posted on Klopfer's official book blog at

Friday, June 7, 2013

Three Mississippi Stories "This Week"

By Alan Bean
Three Mississippi stories grabbed my attention this week.  Will Campbell, the white civil rights activist and renegade Baptist preacher from Mississippi, died this week after a long and painful decline. Chockwe Lumumba, the erstwhile Black nationalist attorney, was elected as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.  Finally, Paul Alexander, the former TIME reporter who has written for The New York Times, the Nation, Salon, the Daily Beast, Paris Match and the Guardian, will soon be releasingMistried an eBook on the bizarre railroading of Curtis Flowers in Winona, Mississippi.